Top 5 Things to Do to Keep Curly Hair Healthy
1. Protect it from heat
Both hot water and hot styling tools can dry out curly hair. Make sure you’re using the appropriate heat settings on your tools. Plus, try a heat protectant. Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press thermal protection spray helps shield fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling.
2. Control the curls
If you have tight curls, a cut with layers can help you control them. To prevent a triangle shape, the length and placement of your layers will depend on where your hair is the thickest and the tightness or looseness of the curl.
3. Detangle with care
You might already do this, but pick up a detangling comb and some detangling spray like Original Sprout Miracle Detangler for any knots. Be gentle, starting at the end and work toward the roots. Don’t pull too hard or force the comb through a snarl to keep from breaking the hair strands.
4. Dry it right
Towel drying can cause a lot of friction, which leads to frizz and breakage. Gently wring your hair and wrap it in a towel to dry.
5. Give it a big drink
Curly hair craves moisture, and well-hydrated hair is easier to manage and is less prone to break. A balanced moisturizing shampoo and conditioning system is essential. Try a sulfate-free, gentle-cleansing product, like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo and Conditioner. It replenishes the strands, and helps repair dry, brittle hair.
No one knows your hair like your stylist, so make the most of your time in the stylist’s chair by asking for more ways to keep your curls healthy.